Swimming and Diving Team Focuses on Form

The boys and girls swimming and the diving team have found success this year with a central focus in practice on perfecting technique and form. With league finals coming up on May 4, the team has its eyes on a league championship.

These new techniques, which girls swimming coach Greg Ely said include improving kicks and more extensive streamlining, were implemented in practice.

“They’re all doing fantastic work…they’re getting faster all the time,” Ely said.

Improving technique for all of the current swimmers is crucial because the team will lose 15 of its 29 current varsity athletes after this year.

“All the CCS girls that have been with me for the last four years [are] all going away,” Ely said. “So we’re basically starting from scratch.”

Girls diving has won all six meets and the boys on the diving team are competing hard despite being largely inexperienced.

One new diver, senior Benjamin Macedo, joined the team this year upon the persuasion of teammate senior Marco Salinas.

“One of the greatest challenges in diving is pushing away the fear of hurting yourself,” Benjamin said. “Diving is a sport that helps train the mind to get through something that might be frightening.”